Trevor A.

- Civil Engineering
Rio Rancho, NM

Study Abroad Location: England, Leeds

Interests: Cycling, Urban Sketching, Running, Creative Writing

Extra Curricular Activities: UNM4Nepal, ASCE, Lobo Builders

Red or Green? green

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Favorite Class: The Legacy of Dissent and Democracy

Favorite Bands: Yat-Kha, Wardruna, Yes, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Bela Fleck

What does it mean to be a Lobo?
To be a Lobo, is to be a part of a wonderfully diverse community. Being a Lobo is about feeling supported here in New Mexico, and then feeling prepared and strong when taking your adventures abroad. Attending UNM can sometimes mean being viewed as the underdog; to be a Lobo means to rise above expectations and do extraordinary things.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
When beginning my studies at UNM, I wish I had known that it is okay to not have everything figured out. I spent too many months worrying about the distant future. Now, I feel as though I have more trust in myself and my community to help ensure my future success – this has made the present much more enjoyable.

Why did you choose to study abroad?
I think the big reason I chose to study abroad is because I don’t know what the effects of studying abroad would be. After coming to such a large university and beginning to realize just how much world is out there, unknown to me, I have an even stronger desire to go to a foreign land with an open mind and absorb as much as possible. So much of the world exists without us; however, I like to be involved.

What new activities/sports do you plan on trying during your exchange?
I’ve set the goal of making the University of Leeds cycling team this year, being the first time that I will attempt to take my bike-riding to a competitive level. I consider myself to be a strong cyclist, but it will require quite the commitment if I’d like to take it to the next level.

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